Mack Franklin First World War Correspondence Collection

Document Type

Letter

Keywords

Knights of Columbus, American Flag, Bar Harbor, Maine, Maine, Fort Myer, Virginia, Fort Myer, troop "k', cavalry, United States, United States Army, August 1919, postal service, correspondence, travel, New York, desertion, trial, court martial, discipline and punishment, loneliness, boredom, discontent, Red Summer 1919, African Americans, Mexico, Mexicans, patrol, riots, prisoners, home front, personal stories, risk, mounted, animals, horses, munitions, combat, fear, aggressor, thoughts on the enemy, racial stereotyping

Publication Date

8-30-1919

Subject Terms

Lora H. Stanley; World War I; World War One; August 30, 1919; World War, 1914 1918; Army; United States. Army ; War and Civilization -- History -- 20th Century; United States; United States Cavalry; United States. Army. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd; U.S.A.; ; United States. Army. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd, Troop K; Bar Harbor (Me).; Subversive activities -- Mexico; Fort Meyer (Va.) -- Race relations -- 20th century;

Summary

This collection contains letters by United States Army Private Mack E. Franklin written to Lora Stanley, his friend's cousin's wife, during the First World War. In some of his letters, written while in the U. S. Army, Pvt. Franklin wrote about a riot between blacks and whites in Washington D.C. (July 22, 1919) and a patrol around the Mexican border looking for bandits (August 6, 1919). Mack E. Franklin was friends with Albert Parsons (in acc# 2014.015.w).

Identifier

2014.160.w.r_ Franklin _worldwarone_1919-08-30_005

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